Loved reading about your experience of being offline. It makes me want to try it during the summer. Before starting university, I was against social media being a part of my everyday life but 1-year into university I realized this was going to be an impossible avenue to take. I can relate with you on maintaining my personal accounts private for -pretty much- the same reasons you mentioned -I do not want to feel attacked for expressing my sincere opinions about controversial topics. However, since the beginning of the semester I began to realize that every now and then it is good to share my thoughts with everyone. Now I believe it is necessary for everyone to be able to share their critical opinions no matter how controversial it might be (in a respectful way though). Humanity is in need of critical notions!